|Tomorrowland - Variable [ramp316]|
Since 1996, Tomorrowland have been releasing their critically-acclaimed vision of abstract, minimal rock. Recorded between 2000 and 2001, the five songs found here on Variable represent the most advanced stage in Tomorrowland's evolution of sound. Arrays of filtered guitar passages are backed with a kaliedoscope of synthetic particles that ricochet into epic compositions. "Undoubtedly the work of people who creep about exploding campanile and symphony orchestras just to shudder joyfully in the v...
Keywords: Instrumental Rock; Minimal
|Candy Chang - Typography/Gestalt [RAmp313] - Candy Chang|
Some of Candy's finest tracks are collected here for your downloading pleasure - the four razor-sharp synthpop tracks from her 2003 Typography 12" + a handful of her electro highlights from 2000-2004. Fiercely polished electro with rocked-out soul. Thick driving percussion, lowriding vintage bass for boomin' systems, and sparkling analogue keyboard lines conjure sharp modernist grids, colorful scenes from tomorrow's discotheques, robots with dirty minds, and half-forgotten night-drives through ...
|Allele Memetic - Almond Milk [ramp3007] - Allele Memetic|
Throughout history, almonds have maintained social significance. Explorers consumed almonds while travelling the Silk Road between Asia and the Mediterranean. The Romans showered newlyweds with almonds as a fertility charm. The almond tree was brought to California from Spain in the mid-1700s by the Franciscan Padres. The debut release from Allele Memetic (1/2 of the Tomorrowland duo) delivers an elegant set of six mellow pop instrumentals.
Downloads: 3,364 (1 review)
|Mental Tsp - Statik Volume 0 [ramp3008]|
From riding the school bus listening to the first Run-D.M.C. cassette in his boom box to marching in seemingly futile street protests 15 years later, mental tsp filters personal experiences through rusty machines into beat-based sonic output. Statik Volume 0 collects 14 studies of mutilated sound samples hacked onto various familiar rhythmical skeletons. Structural simplicity and complexity are explored on a harsh electronic canvas.
Keywords: Electronic; Listening Techno
|Addisko - Wo Hop [ramp314]|
As one half of the acclaimed Tomorrowland duo, Stephen Baker has become quite expert at fusing low end frequencies with filtered guitar arrangements that evoke expansive scenes cast in warm hues. Now he strikes out on his own with Addisko and the focus is sharper and more synthetic. Each sound on Wo Hop stands in high-contrast to its neighbor and although various strains of dub, hip-hop, synthetic funk, and acid collide, the final impression is of a cogent new sound that is unparalleled.
|Various - The New Electric Policy 1 [ramp3005] - Red Antenna|
From Venezuela's Wax-O-Matik to Colorado's Mental Tsp, and back out again to Japan's Ro-G, The New Electric Policy is our venue to bring the listener exciting new takes on your favorite electric genres. Here we offer some selections from the series in the ever-popular mp3 format. Raised on DIY and corrupted by readily-available technology, these forward-thinkers show no reluctance to tinker with the sounds that have been bouncing around their heads all their lives...
|Konsumprodukt - Forthcoming Joy|
Decidí titular este trabajo Forthcoming Joy (Alegría venidera) porque la idea de un brillante nuevo futuro (como dejé entrever en How to build your own microcosm), es posiblemente una de las armas más poderosas del capitalismo y de las nuevas formas que este confuso mundo está adoptando. Si en mi anterior e.p, el título How to build your own microcosm (Como construir tu propio microcosmos) era una invitación a crear algo por nosotros mismos, a crearnos un mundo particular, en este segundo...
|Tomorrowland - Microbe [ramp302] - Tomorrowland|
The reason why Ann Arbor duo Tomorrowland have succeeded in freeing themselves from the ten ton weight that is the "Michigan space rock" tag is their reluctance to ever give into said genre's pointless noodling. Instead, Steve Baker and Nick Brackney choose to investigate a more inner, personal space - such as the buzzing domes and golden highways of circuitry, and the subatomic waltz of cell division...
Keywords: Ambient; Electronic; Microsound
|Konsumprodukt - How to Build Your Own Microcosm [ramp3009]|
"There are other worlds but they are in this one. Paul Eluard Konsumprodukt is the music project of Spanish artist Alejandro Remeseiro. Using a potent mixture of speech samples, vintage recordings, and electro-pop drums, Konsumprodukt creates a vivid soundtrack for our fantastic postmodern life. The four tracks on How to Build Your Own Microcosm are composed for home listening, dancing in the discotheque, and reflecting on the role technology plays in our lives...
Downloads: 1,945 (1 review)
|Idmonster - The Pleasures of Life [ramp306]|
Idmonster is the 'nom de rec' of Brighton's own sound fiddler, Pendle Poucher. His new release, The Pleasures of Life, is an edited version of a longer project available online but is still fairly sweet in this streamlined format. Mr. Poucher spurts out smoothly snakey electronica delineated from the pack by excellent use of (presumably) live guitars and other humanistic touches that remove the 'machine primacy' feel that marks so much similar work in this field...
Keywords: Pop Experimental
|KinoSport - 800lbs of Awesome [ramp311] - KinoSport|
Big-time hamfisted techno that is guaranted to incite some sort of reaction. This is even better than listening to your shoes in the dryer! To wit: you'll find epic techno aspirations in 'Iron Workers No. 29," full-tilt acid moments in "Dirty Swap," and daft electro bits in "Polarizing Tactics." Fresh for 1988.
Keywords: Techno; Electro-Techno
|No title - Candy Chang|
Fiercely polished electro with rocked-out soul. Thick driving percussion, lowriding vintage bass for boomin' systems, and sparkling analogue keyboard lines conjure sharp modernist grids, colorful scenes from tomorrow's discotheques, robots with dirty minds, and half-forgotten night-drives through Babylon. Candy Chang is remarkably able to glance back at Prince and Cybotron, while keeping her designer's eye fixed on a new style and sound all her own...
|Stochastic - Dr. Wily's All Stars [ramp3001] - Stochastic|
In a desperate attempt to rid the heroic thorn from his maniacal side, Dr.Wily assembles a group of the most diabolical and destructive droids to ever sizzle your console. They are wicked. They are powerful. They are DR.WILY'S ALL-STARS!!!
|Stochastic - Geek Beats [RAmp315]|
Stochastic started composing tracks in 1992. Early experiments consisted of hacksawing bedframes to the rhythm of a radio shack drum machine while a mic tied to a spinning ceiling fan recorded the fray. From there, influenced heavily by the Warp/Rephlex/Skam labels as well as elektro acts like Drexciya and early 1980s video game soundtracks, he began formulating the foundation for Geek Beat.
|Rewind Wonderland - Sleep Management [ramp3004] - Rewind Wonderland|
There is quite an organic feel to Rewind Wonderland's electronic hum, and one can only speculate as to where the sound sources originate from. Whether it's the sequenced guitar sparks on "A Deeply Rooted Fear Of Trees", or the warm electric piano of "Professional Impulses", the quartet weave a lush tapestry of sharp-cornered rhythms and smooth harmonic lines. To Rococo Rot should really take notes here...
Downloads: 559 (1 review)
|KinoSport - The Bolshevik Catalogue [ramp310]|
"Like a transmission from Sputnik lost in the vaccuum of space, Kino-Glaz's tinkling binary melodies tumble out of your speakers, free from the chains of gravity. Impressionist robot funk for the proletariat." - Jason Olariu "Automatic killfest" - Integrated Arts The Bolshevik Catalogue was originally released as a full-length under a different project name (bonus points for the three or four people who know)...
Keywords: Techno; Dub; Abstract
Downloads: 478 (1 review)
|Mental Tsp vs Sub Q - Airboxing [ramp3003] - Mental Tsp vs Sub Q|
We're honored to present 4 exciting rounds of the ongoing aerial slugfest between mental tsp and Sub.q. The stakes are high & the tension is palpable: just when it seems contender tsp might fall, he charges back with a thundering bassline and a series of sharp filtered jabs - only to once again meet sub.q's synthetic fury. The winner? You, dear listener.
Keywords: Techno; House